How Far ‘Off-Track’ Are We … ?
America is trying to avert it’s most serious challenge in it’s short financial history … short in comparison to any European country or the history of our world but can they do it? Can they and the rest of the leading economic ‘powers’ bring us back on track in time?
One of America’s greatest achievements is said to have been landing a man on the moon and bringing him back to Earth safely.
That event was declared by President John Kennedy in May, 1961 …
“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important in the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.” — J.F.Kennedy
Interestingly R Buckminster Fuller said that children born after man walked on the moon were no longer limited in what their parents knew was possible … they were provided with a new frontier.
Fuller was also confident that our role as human beings was to become a physical success for 100% of humanity, and he believed just like the United States said they would put a man on the moon and return him safely to the Earth within ten short years (and they did), that we could achieve physical success for 100% of humanity within the same time frame … ten short years.
Evidently it took a lot of money to successfully complete the first moon landing with Apollo 11 … something that President Eisenhower may not have proceeded with due to his ambivalence towards manned space flight.
At the time of Kennedy’s speech, only one American had flown in space—less than a month earlier—and NASA had not yet sent an astronaut into orbit. (see more)
This massive undertaking was done on pure faith … and a ‘knowing’ that humans can achieve miracles.
Kennedy had even come close to agreeing to enter a cooperative joint venture with the Russians to avoid a duplication of effort.
Imagine the enormous savings that would have resulted, and a possible new future of cooperation rather than wasteful competition!
On the left here is a chart of US Debt accumulation and it’s percentage of GDP from 1950 to 2010.
While debt remained relatively stable until the early 1970’s the United States ability to repay it’s debt was getting better and better almost every year.
At that point … the mid 1970’s the US could practically have returned to a surplus (i.e. no National debt) very quickly but instead spending took off, and as you can see appears to have been “out of control”.
Only in the 1990’s … under President Clinton did the debt / GDP ratio significantly reduce, but then it took off again.
Looking at this graph it sure looks like an enormous ‘party’ was going on and no one was at the helm.
In Europe similar scenes have been experienced over recent months with ‘bailouts’ and concessions being made to ensure that the current financial agreements can remain in place and be serviced. The most unhappy or concerned people are those who were about to retire and have been told they need to work a few more years; and those whose retirement benefits have been seriously eroded over the past four or five years. Some by as much as fifty percent.
Then there are many cases like Google’s battle for supremacy in the technological field attempting to purchase thousands of patents … enormously wealthy corporations wanting to increase their wealth, but at whose expense? The Indian billionaire who built his house for a cool one billion dollars …
The United States new ‘spy plane’ costing 3.5 billion … does that count as ‘invasion of privacy’?
How far off track are we when a young man can become a billionaire almost overnight, without adding any life support to another human being, and at the same time 22,000 children die of hunger each day?
How far off track are we when we measure our success by how fast we are consuming our life support systems, and at the same time we spend millions of dollars ‘preserving’ a handful of elephants in a zoo, providing them with warm showers and massage therapy because of their arthritis?
Buckminster Fuller said in 1980 that we were at a point in human evolution where it was “touch and go whether we make it or not” … whether we start making sense or whether we destroy ourselves.
The road ahead is through working together for the benefit of everyone on-board planet Earth. Some people call this socialism.Not sure if ‘labels’ benefit anyone really.
At Your Healthy Planet.com we simply call it “abundance” that results from the synergy of working together.
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IMAGINE someone declaring that …
“I believe that we should all commit ourselves to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of making 100% of all men, women and children on Earth a physical success, and put in place a global STRUCTURE that ensures the continued successful enjoyment of life on Earth in a sustainable way. No single task in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important to the survival of humanity.”
Can we correct in time … that is the question? Yes we can, but we need to start now.
Already hundreds of organizations are actively working together on projects that really do make sense, rather than simply focusing on making money. Many amazing projects around sustainable energy, emission free transport systems are being developed so we can live a healthy, green and sustainable future … an abundant future!
Are you ready to make the declaration above?
That is the REAL question, because if you’re not who will?
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